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"...the Voice of the Turtle"

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"...the Voice of the Turtle"

It must be springtime
for she lumbers by her nest
below the fig tree.

Hatchlings soon appear
to scamper into the sea.
She cries out to, "Watch

for eagles above!"
then turns away; her voice now
in praise of new life.


  
                     ... title inspired by The Song of Solomon 2:12

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  1. Date: 4/13/2010 2:21:00 PM
    Beautiful...so beautiful ! In to my favz with this one dear poet, hope ya don't mind....simply beautiful ! james

  1. Date: 4/11/2010 7:30:00 AM
    A wonderful write! I enjoyed the read very much. Caryl

  1. Date: 4/10/2010 11:37:00 PM
    This is lovely Sue. A touching haiku story with a sweet ending too. Blessings, Connie

  1. Date: 4/10/2010 2:39:00 PM
    Yes! I love turtles. It used to scare me when my pet turtle got turned over on his back. I didn't think he could right himself again. Love your use of multiple Haiku, one of my favorite things to do. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 9:28:00 PM
    A fine poem with nice ending

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 5:32:00 PM
    This is lovely, Sue. I hope this is for the contest!! Great piece! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 4:58:00 PM
    What a creative view. Like the ending. Nice one! Thank you for sharing it. Karen

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 4:48:00 PM
    As a longtime member of the Seaturtle Survival League, I thoroughly enjoyed this poem. They are such beautiful, peaceful creatures, Sue. There are some eagles in the woodlands near the Florida gulf coast, but the worst problem the turle hatchlings face is the lights from motels. They wake and walk toward them, thinking they are strolling toward the rising sun. Hope we can keep the endangered turtles around for generations to come. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 4:32:00 PM
    great write--thanks for sharing today.